The web link below will give useful information for Parents / Carers wanting to apply for a 'Disabled Persons Railcard'.
What is a Disabled Persons Railcard?
If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard.
The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. If you're travelling with an adult companion they also can get 1/3 off their rail fare - so you can save money for your friends too!
How much is it?
£20 for a one-year Railcard. £54 for a three-year Railcard.
So, use your Railcard for a £60 fare and you'll save £20 on the journey. That means a one year Railcard has paid for itself in just one trip! Take a friend with you and you've saved enough for lunch, a visit to the cinema or whatever you both enjoy.
Who is eligible?
You need to give proof that you are eligible for a Railcard. You might qualify if you: have a visual impairment, a hearing impairment, have epilepsy or are in receipt of a disability-related benefit. Check now to see if you're eligible.
Am I Eligible?
You qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard if:
Please send in one of the following with your application
Photocopies and printed scans are acceptable - original documents will not be returned
|Are registered as having a visual impairment||Social Services official stamp in the space allocated on the application form|
|A copy of your Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)|
|A copy of your BD8 certificate for being registered blind or partially-sighted|
|Are registered as deaf or use a hearing aid||Social Services official stamp in the space allocated on the application form|
|A copy of the front page of your NHS battery book or a copy of your dispensing prescription from a private hearing aid supplier|
|Have epilepsy and either:
||A copy of your Exemption Certificate for epilepsy medication and a photocopy of your prescription for drugs in line with the National Society for Epilepsy Society guidelines|
|A copy of your Exemption Certification for epliepsy medication and a photocopy of your letter from the DVLA telling you that you are unable to drive|
|Receive Attendance Allowance||A copy of your award letter|
|Receive Disability Living Allowance at either:
||A copy of your award letter|
|Receive Severe Disablement Allowance||A copy of your award letter|
|Receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement||A copy of your award letter|
|Receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability||A copy of your award letter|
|Are buying or leasing a vehicle through the Motability scheme||A copy of the leasing or hire-purchase agreement|